It is time to share with you my plans for 2017 🙂 The plan is, to just get lost. Last week I quit my job here in Munich and in a few weeks I will have given away most of my possessions and moved out of my apartment. I am going to close this chapter of my life and go on a journey to Asia or even around the world. I love my job as a language teacher and I am surely gonna miss my students, but there is also this other Maria, that wants attention. I am a teacher, but I am also an artist and a writer and an adventurer and a linguist and at the moment, a full time job in Germany doesn’t allow me to follow all these passions. In a perfect world, I would be a teacher 2 days a week, a writer 2 days a week and an artist 3 days a week and I would travel different countries and get to know different cultures and people. So, what I am doing now is, that I am giving myself the chance to live in this perfect world of mine, for at least a couple of months, or a year. And maybe even longer… Some people manage to live in this perfect world, that they have built for themselves, so why not me as well? I think that it is at least worth a try.
Yes, maybe I will fly too high and crash down one day…No one knows, there is no such thing as total security. There is only fear. Fear, that keeps you from doing what you want to do. Things could go wrong, of course. But they could also go right and it is your decision if you want to play it safe all the time and risk giving up your dreams or if you want to go out there, chase your dreams and risk coming back with empty pockets. I am more than willing to take that risk, because for me it doesn’t even feel like I am risking anything and do you know why? Because I have something that tells me that everything is going to work out: Trust. You have to trust. I have no idea where I am going, where I am eventually gonna end up and what I am gonna do afterwards…and I am totally fine with that, because I trust the universe and I trust myself and I know that I will find my way. I am not going on this journey to find out what I want to do in my life, I already know what it is that I want and that is exactly what I am going to do in 2017: travelling, learning languages, creating artwork and writing…it is as simple as that. I am not scared, because I don’t have a masterplan and because I don’t know yet, how I exactly I am gonna make money from that. I am just gonna do it and the rest will come.
Speaking of my travels, I couldn’t be happier about my current plan, which is, that there is no plan. All I know is, that I will fly to Vietnam in march and that by that time all of possessions, except for a little box with artwork and personal memories that I will leave with my parents, will be what I have in my backpack. I have some countries on my list, that I think I would really like to visit, but I have no idea when exactly and for how long, since I want to give myself the option to just decide every day what I want to do and where I want to go.